Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures

Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures

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Overview

Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures by Peter K. Burian, Robert Caputo, Bob Caputo

An updated, accessible guide to photography from two leading experts in the field, the National Geographic Photography Field Guide appeals to both aficionados and amateurs with its encyclopedia coverage of everything from choosing film to virtual photography. Featuring up-to-the-minute information on new film, filters, cameras, lenses, and advances in digital photography as well as step-by-step instruction, this revised guide is an indispensable tool for creating superb pictures.

Professional photographers Peter K. Burian and Robert Caputo reveal every secret and component involved in creating photos, including the basics of composition, color, and light; manipulating film, exposure, and shutter speeds; coping with situations from weather to fast-moving subjects; techniques for shooting architecture, close-ups, portraits, and underwater adventures; plus a new section explaining black and white photography—all in a user-friendly and easy-to-reference format. With exquisite images and useful tips from award-winning professionals, this inspiring and informative volume illustrates the keys to turning everyday situations into vibrant visual moments to cherish forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792274988
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: NG Photography Field Guides Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

ESSENTIAL BASICS 8
Getting Started With Photography 10
Composition 24
Cameras 34
Lenses 54
Light 76
Electronic Flash And Accessories 92
Film: The Photographer's Palette 112
Exposure And Exposure Metering 134
Gear And Maintenance 150

A WORLD OF SUBECTS 160
Weather 162
Art and Photojournalism 168
Landscapes 174
People 182
Beyond the Barriers 190
Getting Close to People 210
Architecture 216
Making History Come Alive 224
Festivals, Parades, And Sports 230
Capturing the Essence 234
Close-Up Photography 240
Motion---Stopping It, Using It 244
Finding the Symbol 250
Evening And Night 256
The Cultural Essay 264

MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS UNDER PRESSURE 270
Underwater 272
Visual ImpactUnderwater 274
Animals 280
Working on Wild Turf 294
Aerials 300
Adventure 302
Environmental Photojournalism 312

COMPUTER AND PHOTOGRAPHY 318

USEFUL INFORMATION 336
Preparing For Travel 336
Displaying And Organizing Your Photographs 339
Web Sites 341
Photography Magazines And Books 342
Glossary Of Terms 344
Index 348
Credits 352

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